Dr. Wambui Mutoru ’06

Headshot of Dr. Wambui Mutoru ’06

Wambui Mutoru ’06 graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in chemistry with a double-minor in mathematics and European studies.  She was a devoted member of the African Student Union, the Africa Club, the Big Brother / Big Sister Program, and Chymist Club.  Wambui also spent a semester abroad in Denmark, served campus as a Community Assistant, sang in the Gospel Choir, and was inducted into a number of honorary societies including Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Following her Commencement, Wambui earned her Masters of Science in chemical engineering and a PhD in chemical and environmental engineering from Yale University.  She would begin her professional career at ConocoPhillips in 2012, rising to the position of Senior Reservoir Engineer in the Strategy, Exploration, and Technology organization.  The company is the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration & production company. In her tenure with the company, she contributed to technology development and deployment for improved oil recovery from onshore fields in the United States’ lower 48, Alaska, and Canada as well as offshore fields in Norway.  Wambui would join Equinor in 2019, an international energy company focused on developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide.  She works in Commercial Development, focused on strategy formulation for a decarbonized energy hub, hydrogen and CCS infrastructure concepts, and end-user market development.  Wambui is currently an MBA candidate at the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Wambui has been an engaged alumna, having returned to campus as a Laurentian in Residence to support current St. Lawrence students.  Most recently, she has served her alma mater as a LINC mentor.  Wambui has also supported both the St. Lawrence Fund as well as the Engaging Africa Fund.